Obituaries for Wednesday, April 4, 2007

• William Eugene Fulton

• Virginia Souza

• Frances Thomas

• Pauline Inanod

• Jackie Coon


William Eugene Fulton

William Eugene Fulton of Wailua Homesteads died at home on March 27, 2007, at the age of 86.

Born in Crawfordsville, Ind., he retired as an automobile salesman with Stancils Toyota in Placerville, Calif.

He is survived by his wife Dorothy Fulton; sons James O. Fulton, David R. Fulton, Ronald A.Fulton, James R. Fulton, Craig E. Fulton, Mark D. Fulton , Tim E. Fulton , Jeff R. Fulton ; sister Phyllis Nuerenswander; 29 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

Private services will be held.Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the Fulton family with arrangements.


Virginia Souza

Virginia Souza of Kapa‘a died April 1, 2007, at Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital at the age of 97.

Born Sept. 14, 1909, on Kaua‘i, she was a housewife.

Preceded in death by her husband William Souza, she is survived by seven children: daughters DuAnne Torres of Kapa‘a, Maureen Bloom of California and Wilma Boudreau of Kailua; sons Gareth Souza and Duane Souza of Kapa‘a, William Leo Souza of Virginia and Maurice Souza of Aina Haina; 21 grandchildren, 40 great grand-children and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Friends may visit with the family from 9 a.m. on Tuesday, April 10, at St. Catherines Church in Kapa‘a, where services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow in St. Catherines Cemetery in Kealia. Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

Lono Kwai Mun Fu

Lono Kwai Mun Fu of Anahola died March 28, 2007, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 85.

Born in July 1921, in Hawai‘i, he was a retired police officer.

Preceded in death by son Lanning Joseph Fu, daughter Drucilla Louis, brother Harry “Kwai Wah” Fu and sisters Helen Hitchcock, Lillian Mundon and Emma Cummings, he is survived by his wife Frances Pavao Fu of Anahola; sons Landis (Ginny) Fu of New York, Vernon (Lynn) Fu of Koloa and Lance (Roni) Fu of Kilauea; daughters Lissa Fu of Kapa‘a, Lona Duque of California, Lani (Darrin) Gomes of Anahola, Lynn (Russell) Leong of Anahola and Leilani (Kip) Furugen of Kapa‘a; brother Charles K.C. Fu and Edwin “Ah Meng”(Linda) Fu; sisters Hattie Baptiste, Ellen “Ah Lan” (Thomas) Kaneakua and Anna “Oui” Pacheco; 33 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law Abraham Mundon; numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 7, at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary Chapel in Koloa where services will follow. Casual attire is suggested. Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary.


Frances Thomas

Frances Thomas of Kapa‘a died March 29, 2007, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 84.

Born Feb. 4, 1923, in Hawai‘i, she was a homemaker.

Preceded in death by her beloved husband Alexander Thomas, sister Cynthia Machado, and brother Manuel Soares, she is survived by brother Antone “Tony” Soares of Scottsdale, Ariz., and sister Helen Souza of Honolulu; children Stephen (Sheilah) Thomas, Dennis Thomas, Valerie Thomas and Jeffery (Norma) Thomas; grandchildren Nicole (Troy) Waialeale, Brandon Thomas, Dawn (Kenneth) Cummings, Cherisse Thomas, Brian Thomas, Christin (Juan) Abrego, Joseph (Cammy) Thomas, Kathleen (Ludt) Dakamas, Justin Thomas, Blake Moura and Megan Moura; numerous great-grandchidren, nieces, nephews and many loved ones who shared in her life.

Friends may visit with the family from 8 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. on Monday, April 9, at Immaculate Conception Church where Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. by Father Bill. Burial to follow at Immaculate Conception Church Cemetery. Casual attire is suggested. Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.


Pauline Inanod

Pauline “Momi” Inanod of Hanama‘ulu, died at her home on March 30, 2007, at the age of 58.

Born Nov. 4, 1948, on Kaua‘i, she worked in the housekeeping industry.

She is survived by sons Steven N. Inanod Jr. and Sherman L. Inanod; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother Herman Kane and Durge Kane; numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, Aprl 7, at Hanama‘ulu Beach Park, where memorial services will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Casual attire is suggested. Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.


Jackie Coon

Jackie Coon, of Big Sur and Kapa‘a, died recently at the age of 77.

Born in 1929, he was a renowned jazz trumpet player and was considered by many to be one of the best flugelhorn players in the United States. He was known as “The Gentle Giant” among his friends, who say he will always be remembered for his music and generous love of people.

He is survived by daughter Lynne Pettigrew of Wailua and grandson Jacob Coon; and all who loved him.

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